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Room Additions Step-by-Step

If you would like to expand your home and increase its market value, consider a room addition in Santa Clara. You might be welcoming a new addition to your family, or you may be self-employed and need a home office. There can be any number of reasons to add on to your home, but there are a few steps to making that addition. extending home

The Decision

First, you need to make the decision of what and where you’d like your new room addition to be. Are you going to expand your bathroom so you can put in that bathroom vanity you’ve always wanted? Maybe you’d like to do a kitchen remodel and update your cabinets and countertops. No matter what room you’d like to add on or remodel, you should also consider the amount of space you have available and the budget you’d like to spend. Look up your lot size, sketch your idea on a map of your house plan, and determine the budget. Remember to include possible plumbing, electrical wiring, venting, and matching décor in your budget.

The Zones

Once you’ve made your decision and mapped out your plan of action, you should visit your zoning board to be sure you can add on your new room. Bring your accurate sketch and house plans to the meeting. If you’re unsure of the process or what to do if denied, consider calling your local construction company. They might have some helpful tips and suggestions.

The Contractors

Finally, you need to hire a contractor to finish the process you started. It is perfectly acceptable to shop around firms to find the best remodel you can get at an appropriate price. Research certified remodeling firms, and provide them with your addition idea and a copy of your blueprints. Always ask for a detailed breakdown of estimated time and cost of materials and labor. Whatever the contractor’s estimate, allow for 10% extra in case the project runs over. Sign the contract, and get ready for a beautifully updated home.